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Acer Aspire E3
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Acer Aspire E3 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Feb 2015
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9 Reasons For

Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Aspire E3 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (311 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire E3 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire E3 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Light

The Acer Aspire E3 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E3. Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E3 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] (1.3kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 291 millimeters, the Acer Aspire E3's width is one of the narrowest amongst portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E3. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E3 the widths range from 210mm to 430mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E3 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The Aspire E3 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 792 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E3.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E3 range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E3 that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Aspire E3 of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E3's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Aspire E3 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire E3 is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer Aspire E3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E3 is 6.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E3 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E3.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E550[plb_2963637_price] (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E3 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Aspire E3 has a very small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Aspire E3 has a quite short battery life (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E3 range from 2.5h to 33h.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2470166_price] (5.16h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885453_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Acer Aspire E3 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E3 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E3 that we have checked, the processor cache of the Aspire E3 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire E3, the hard drive capacity of the Acer Aspire E3 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire E3 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire E3 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Aspire E3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E3. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E3 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Aspire E3 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire E3.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Aspire E3 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E3.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2823866_price] (2.2GHz), or the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2949829_price] (2.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E3 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price] (360GB).

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(21)
11 November 2014

It isn't just a simple matter of performance anymore - customers have loads of choices at the entry-level now, and no single type of product is necessarily better than any other. The Acer Aspire...

9 November 2014

A cheap but cheerful 11.6in netbook, the Acer Aspire E3-111 can handle the basics without a fuss...

24 September 2014

The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our...

21 August 2014

Owing to the very decent keyboard and the matte screen, Acer's Aspire E3-111 primarily solicits itself as a low-priced typewriter. The term "portable" can only be used to a very limited extent in...

28 August 2014

Sans les mains ! Sans les pieds ! Sans ventilo ! Vous pourrez vous procurer le nouveau netbook 11.6 pouces d'Acer pour un peu moins de 250 euros. A ce prix, vous obtiendrez un écran mat, un... Read more…

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Reviewed 16 September 2015 by MJGfromNC

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e3112c0, e3111c7, e3111c6, e3111c5, e3111c7w, e3111c6s, e3111c5h, e3111285, e3112c0c, e3112c1b5, acer 5400, e3111c5hr, e3111285e, e3112c0cr, e3112c5m7, e3112c466, e3111c7wa, e3111c6sr, acer 5400r, acer 5400rp, acer e3111c5, acer 5400rpm, acer e3111c5g, acer e3111c5gl
Barcodes 04713147442904, 04713147485314, 04713147496150, 04713147565795, 04713147565825, 04713147751068, 04713147756704, 04713147842797
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